When people open up and share their stories, you have a responsibility to tell these truths truthfully and with the same quest for grace and beauty that you see in them.
Our God of Grace often gives us a second chance, but there is no second chance to harvest a ripe crop.
In the sea of grief, there were islands of grace, moments in time when one could remember what was left rather than all that had been lost.
You will have the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, just remember to always handle yourself with grace and dignity.
Lady Katsa, is it?" "Yes, Lord Prince." "I've heard you have one eye green as the Middluns grasses, and the other eye blue as the sky." "Yes, Lord Prince." "I've heard you can kill a man with the nail of your smallest finger." She smiled. "Yes, Lord Prince." "Does it make it easier?" "I don't understand you." "To have beautiful eyes. Does it lighten the burden of your Grace, to know you have beautiful eyes?
Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace - values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It's the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid.
I think I run my strongest when I run with joy, with gratitude, with focus, with grace.
Surrender happens by Grace. All we're doing is cleaning up the room so when Surrender walks in, He can sit down.
Grace removes obstacles that we don't even know are there. Grace is what arranges our lives so we are forced to look within.
Grace surrounds us and holds us like the sky holds everything in it " and as soon as I find a way to let go of my story, I keep seeing over and over again that grace is always here and it includes the forgetting and the remembering. The practice is the opening of the hand to catch the raindrops, which are always falling. If you don't open your hand, you get wet, but you don't get much to drink.
Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It's an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it's a way of being present in the moment.
This is what I do to keep my head screwed on semi-straight and keep my heart open. Whenever I sing, that's why I sing. Whether it's at the Grammys, whether it's in the bathroom, whether it's in front of 10,000 people or three people, by my guru's grace, my head stays in that place.
Hattie.' Grace patted my arm. 'My cows sing better than you do.
A woman may be a mother, a sister, a business woman, or she may own a business. Woman do many things, and it is important that we do it with grace and style.
The past has passed; the time for grace is now! Let's respond to the grace of this moment with the gifts of the Spirit active in our lives...
I don't mind being laughed at: that's something I really don't mind, and I think that's kept me sane. My ability to laugh at myself and allow others to laugh at me has been my saving grace.
To those who help me, I repay them with grace. But to those who don't, I repay them with exactly what I've received. That's my motto. Only then the world will be balanced.
the mad have a grace all their own
You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision.
The Light Queen's voice stilled the turbulent waves of my soul, singing calm and grace to every fiber of my being. Neamh. Ah, there, I was pissed off again
I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort.
God has bestowed upon you intelligence and knowledge. Do not extinguish the lamp of Divine Grace and do not let the candle of wisdom die out in the darkness of lust and error. For a wise man approaches with his torch to light up the path of mankind.
Grace does not lead us to overlook obedience. Grace compels and empowers us for obedience.
Sincere biblical repentance is as much a work of grace as not sinning in the first place. To err is human, to make progress is divine.
Grace is free, but it's not cheap.
Legalism is a problem in the church, but so is anti-nomianism. Granted, I don't hear anyone saying, 'Let's continue in sin that grace may abound'. That's the worse form of antinomianism. But strictly speaking, antinomianism simply means no-law, and some Christians have very little place for the law in their pursuit of holiness.
It is our confidence in the sovereign grace of God that gives us any hope of success in missions.
I can be in a little bit of a state of overwhelm and panic if I don't start out being connected to grace and gratitude.
Contrary to our culture, the Biblical doctrine of Grace humbles us without degrading us, and elevates us without inflating us.
I don't like when things don't match. I love some Eighties fashion, like Grace Jones but primary colours only work in certain situations.
Ben Farmer brings a legend to life in Evangeline, evoking with grace and panache the travails of the Acadians in mid-eighteenth century America from Nova Scotia to New Orleans. Farmer is a wonderful storyteller, and readers won't soon forget this tale of love and fortitude. Simply riveting.
Allure goes beyond appearances to the way they grace the world. Some women propel themselves by means of an internal gyroscope. Others glide through life as if on ice skates. Some women convey their tortured lives through their eyes; others encircle you in the music of their laughter.
Exuberance is a gift of grace that allows us to move on, to seek, to love again.
I have learned to accept it, even ask for it, this 'more than I can handle.' Because in these times, God shows Himself victorious. He reminds me that all of this life requires more of Him and less of me. God does give us more than we can handle. Not maliciously, but intentionally, in love, that His glory may be displayed, that we may have no doubt of who is in control, that people may see His grace and faithfulness shining through our lives.
I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time.
I would say my sense of adventure outweighs my grace.
Poverty, chastity, and obedience are extremely difficult. But there are always the graces if you will pray for them.
For grace to be grace, it must give us things we didn't know we needed and take us places where we didn't know we didn't want to go. As we stumble through the crazily altered landscape of our lives, we find that God is enjoying our attention as never before.
If grace is so wonderful, why do we have such difficulty recognizing and accepting it? Maybe it's because grace is not gentle or made-to-order. It often comes disguised as loss, or failure, or unwelcome change.
The challenge for those of us who care about our faith and about a hurting world is to tell stories which will carry the words of grace and hope in their bones and sinews and not wear them like fancy dress.